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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 73%. (I'm a bot)
The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed easing Obama-era protections for a bird, the greater sage grouse, to boost oil drilling and mining across Western states, a win for energy companies but a setback for conservationists.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke last year had ordered a review of protections for the sage grouse to "Ensure conservation efforts do not impede local economic opportunities" - one of numerous reviews of Obama-era environmental protections launched by President Donald Trump's administration.
Sage grouse are now believed to number between 200,000 and 500,000 birds across 11 Western states and southern Alberta.
Let’s not forget about the grey wolves either. This is just another step in a series of gouging’s to endangered species.
The precise antithesis of what is needed. Utterly unconscionable.